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Computer Wargaming / Re: Burn in FRIDAY!
« Last post by Sir Slash on Today at 09:18:46 PM »
I know what I'm doing this weekend. Taking care of my Hernia so I don't have to compare scars with you guys some day.  :hide:   And a little Pillars of Eternity 2 along with a grandkids Birthday party thrown in. Grandkids don't leave scars.
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Computer Wargaming / Re: Total War: Rome II THE RISE OF ROME dlc
« Last post by Destraex on Today at 08:58:27 PM »
I don't mind an antfest... as long as I can see clear formations... sure some formations will break down at certain points of battle. But rome2 had no formations near release... the blobs were not square. They were hollywood scrums. Retreating from them would theoretically be impossible.
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Computer Wargaming / Re: Total War: Rome II THE RISE OF ROME dlc
« Last post by JasonPratt on Today at 08:25:57 PM »
Yeah, but.... you can only see the units really when zoomed way in, in this engine. Exactly because they're to scale.

Even with the large numbers of men for Nappy battles, you'd be looking at zoomed out Total Wary blobs. Just more of them on the larger maps.

I'm not saying I'm against that (or a Civil War mod for that matter).  O:-) Just, it'll be an antfest, too.


Also, strictly speaking the campaign starts early in the Republican Era, after the downfall of Tarquinius already, and specifically after the first sack of Rome by northern barbarians. (The Sabines technically sacked Rome, or almost, back in the legendary days of Romulus.) I haven't played to know if the proper 4-class maniples are available yet. I don't think it gets quite up to the 1st Punic War...?
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Music, TV, Movies / Re: RIP Aretha Franklin
« Last post by Staggerwing on Today at 07:55:11 PM »
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Computer Wargaming / Re: Burn in FRIDAY!
« Last post by WYBaugh on Today at 07:18:44 PM »
Had 3 hernia's operated on at the same time (only knew about two :( ) The day after was rough but really was not as bad as I was expecting.  Get up and walk as soon as you can.  Really the only pain point was the mesh hurting for awhile when you would move wrong.

All Stomach? I had pretty intense pain for 2 days. But as you mentioned. The other thing you have to watch is that they do either create another hernia on keyhole entry to the belly button or that you have another. I have heard of people with the two groin hernias having a third in the stomach in a triangle formation.

P.S. Thanks guys. I am now in danger of getting that rome2 addon for the next week of recovery.

That was exactly what I had...triangle of pain!
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Music, TV, Movies / Re: RIP Aretha Franklin
« Last post by Gusington on Today at 07:11:10 PM »
No.
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Music, TV, Movies / Re: RIP Aretha Franklin
« Last post by Staggerwing on Today at 06:48:21 PM »
I am the Queen of Swol.

Secret Weapons of Lounge?
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Computer Wargaming / Re: Total War: Rome II THE RISE OF ROME dlc
« Last post by Destraex on Today at 06:32:20 PM »
MengJaoi.. I like what I like. I always liked the Wargame aspect of the total war games. I noticed in the later ones (rome2) that the focus moved away from that battlefield realism moved ahead to removing the beginnings of that directions features. You will remember they had to put guard mode back in and that legionaries decided they would never stay in formation. That battles at least for me looked like big black swirling blobs you would expect to see in pictures of the galaxy taken by some Hubble telescope. People had bugs where the legionary faces instead of moving were stuck in some demonic open mouthed pose. Combat in Rome2 seemed a little overwhelming as well. The camera angles and the scale of the battlefield not allowing me to track everything properly. The original also had such poor optimisation that the devs removed forcibly the graphics levels and lowered them. Eventually improving them again but in the mean time we at release got a carrot and a stunning looking game that performed horribly and had it turned into a stick figure looking ant fest.

They eventually put some of the tactical things back in as well. But it was only really Attila that seemed to run significantly better. I had hoped that this new addon would mean a full return to the rome2 battlefields graphical standard on release

Do you have a good shot of the entire armies fighting? Also once you get to the republican era in this addon do you get the hastati, principe and triarii (as well as the velites of course) or is the campaign set so early that the romans only get their poor version of hoplites? I wonder if Etruscan Hoplites fight differently to Greek Hoplites in both formation and fighting style??

P.s. You know I suggested to the wargame red dragon devs (Eugen systems) a while back that their engine would be perfect for ancient but more specifically napoleonic battlefields. Can you imagine total war battles on a field so big as this and so easy to control because you can see properly!!!! There would not just be a flag amongst a mob. But two distinct formations perhaps even with an outline to show you who was who... I think they might even do that in total war arena.

Image below is only of PART of one battlefield in steel division. Approx half of it actually. Imagine marching units of soldiers through those fields. It would be a little like playing ultimate general but with wonderful 3D graphics.
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2130, 16th April, 1809

And we have achieved DUSK on the first day.

Full dark in one hour.

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Computer Wargaming / Re: Burn in FRIDAY!
« Last post by Destraex on Today at 06:07:03 PM »
Had 3 hernia's operated on at the same time (only knew about two :( ) The day after was rough but really was not as bad as I was expecting.  Get up and walk as soon as you can.  Really the only pain point was the mesh hurting for awhile when you would move wrong.

All Stomach? I had pretty intense pain for 2 days. But as you mentioned. The other thing you have to watch is that they do either create another hernia on keyhole entry to the belly button or that you have another. I have heard of people with the two groin hernias having a third in the stomach in a triangle formation.

P.S. Thanks guys. I am now in danger of getting that rome2 addon for the next week of recovery.
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